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Gothenburg in Dawson County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Original Pony Express Station

1854

 
 
Original Pony Express Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2015
1. Original Pony Express Station Marker

Inscription.
Erected on the Oregon Trail, four miles east of Fort McPherson, Lincoln County, Nebraska, and used as fur trading post and ranch house.
1860 – 61
Used as Pony Express Station.
1862 – 1931
Used as Overland Trail Stage Station, dwelling, bunk house and storage house on ‘96’ Ranch.
1931
Donated by Mrs. C.A. Williams to the City of Gothenburg, Nebraska.
Moved from it’s original site and restored here by
Gothenburg Post No. 64, American Legion.
Dedicated
to all pioneers who passed this way to win and hold the West.

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 40° 55.993′ N, 100° 9.567′ W. Marker is in Gothenburg, Nebraska, in Dawson County. Touch for map. Marker is located on 15th Street, between Avenue E and Avenue F. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15th Street, Gothenburg NE 69138, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Pony Express (a few steps from this marker); The Road to Zion (a few steps from this marker); Dissected Loess Plains (a few steps from this
Original Pony Express Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2015
2. Original Pony Express Station Marker
marker); Swedish Crosses Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away); The 100th Meridian (approx. 10.5 miles away).
 
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Original Pony Express Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2015
3. Original Pony Express Station Marker
Original Pony Express Station image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2015
4. Original Pony Express Station
Original Pony Express Station image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2015
5. Original Pony Express Station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 6, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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